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Harrangue Man Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:45 Source

It's outside but stopped for now. A blower or mower? It was a horrid noise but I did not bolt. I handled it. TV helped.I'm not under operational stress so I am not as close to the PTSD tipping point on foul sounds; of my under brain yelling at me to run. It will be interesting to see how I go with such sounds when operational stress comes again.That's life with a psychological injury; you're in a forever experiment on resilience which, by law, could never be ethically inflicted.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:43 Source

Market rules again under focus as SA generators push up prices, and regulator report documents another incidence when gas plant "failures" and rebidding pushed prices to stratospheric levels.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:19 Source

Careful examination of the economics of the battery will be needed to ensure that the people of South Australia get the right sized solution at the right price.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:19 Source

Careful examination of the economics of the battery will be needed to ensure that the people of South Australia get the right sized solution at the right price.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:13 Source

Ted Dillard's must read book about the history of electric motorcycles has captured a much wider and more profound story.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:09 Source

Electric vehicles could help answer the question of how much renewable energy capacity to build, and how fast.

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Popular Science Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:07 Source

Since August of 2012, NASA's Curiosity Rover has tooled around the red planet doing science for us Earthlings. Now, nearly five years and some 10 miles later, the robot is starting to experience the wear and tear of an aging machine: On Tuesday, NASA announced the first two breaks in the rover's wheel treads.

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Popular Science Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:07 Source

In 2016, hacked security cameras and PVRs took down the web in the US. One major international bank lost $81 million to cyber criminals. In this climate, skilled hero hackers get paid handsomely to help companies find their weaknesses and stop malicious hackers in their tracks.

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Popular Science Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:07 Source

In August of 2005, as the dog days of summer lollygagged towards fall, waters agitated by the winds and currents of Hurricane Katrina rose up and over the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A flurry of criticisms followed—complaints of mediocre warnings, a lackluster disaster response on the part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), poorly made levees, and grief at the sheer loss of human life.

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Popular Science Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:07 Source

Global warming, already linked to countless human health problems, may be increasing the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

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Popular Science Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:07 Source

On July 10th, 2015, a chunk of cliff with the same volume as nine Olympic-sized swimming pools tumbled from its perch on Comet 67P. A month later, the comet would reach its perihelion, the closest its elliptical orbit passes to the sun. As the sun's rays reached the Aswan cliff section of Comet 67P's northern hemisphere, the rapid change in temperature warmed the cliff from -220 degrees Fahrenheit to 122 degrees Fahrenheit in the space of about 20 minutes.

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Popular Science Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:07 Source

Chuck Berry may be gone, but his music is still hurtling into deep space. The legendary rock-and-roller died at 90 on Saturday in St. Charles, M.O., and although us Earthlings can blast the scintillating sounds of his amplified

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Popular Science Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:07 Source

Today, the Sahara Desert is defined by undulating sand dunes, unforgiving sun, and oppressive heat. But just 10,000 years ago, it was lush and verdant. So, what spurred the shift from woodland to wasteland?

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Popular Science Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:07 Source

Congratulations! So, you've decided to become a better sweeper. Your timing couldn't be better—spring officially began this morning, which makes it a great time to get rid of those winter dust bunnies. And reading this article is your first step towards having cleaner floors. To find the scientifically best way to wield a broom, we spoke with two cleaning experts.

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Popular Science Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 13:07 Source

So you've been stung by a jellyfish. The good news: there's no need to get your friend to pee on you. The bad news: all the other solutions you've heard of will probably only make it worse.

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